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California Vintage -- Evap Canister removal

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by racer-7, May 7, 2019.

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    racer-7 Just got it firing!

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    Has anyone removed this? What is the procedure? searched the forums but didn't find anything on this. Thanks,
    Gary
     
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    V700Steve High Miler GT Contributor

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    Yes, this is what I've been doing since Guzzi been putting canisters on their bikes.
    Take off seat, pull out your battery(for more room to work), take off mount bracket.
    Cut or take clamps off 2 hoses on the one end w/2 or all of them. Remove plastic box
    The hose coming from tank route down back behind starter if you have room or down under bike to open air.
    The other hose has a 'T' or 'Y' that splits to L & R intake manifold. Undo clamps on each manifold barb and pull off all the hose.
    Now take the longest section of hose you removed and run it from L to R manifold barbs, re-tighten the clamps.
    Now you have enough room for a big 32amp battery.
    If your line is not long enough to go L to R manifold, go to auto store and get section of vacuum hose.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    If you don't want to run a hose side to side, I use BMW motorcycle vacuum caps. They are the perfect size to cap the ports on the manifolds. The part number is 13 54 7694 924.

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    racer-7 Just got it firing!

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    Thank you both, Steve and John, for your prompt replies. This was my very first post ever in any forum and I was wondering how long it will be till i get a reply--same day! Todd would keep asking me to post--I finally did.

    Like an idiot I had the hoses done exactly opposite what should be--tank plugged and manifolds to open air. I was feeling a dip at 3,000 and kept bugging Todd even after his flash. That was probably what it was. But now it runs great. In 11 years owning the cal vin I have done so many things to this bike that I don't remember what I did when and why! Right now I am working on putting on a leather seat for it.

    As for the battery right now I have an Odyssey in the Cal Vintage and it's holding up pretty good. I try to keep all my 14 bikes fully charged at all times (what a task!).

    My next, and hopefully last, addition will be Todd's auto tune. After 11 years of having fooled around with this thing, I think its time to put the guess work to rest and get the best system there is.

    It is truely a joy when these engines run as they were meant to be. Crusin' at 90!

    Thanks again,
    Gary
     

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